Deroo's mouse

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Deroo's mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Praomys
Species: P. derooi
Binomial name
Praomys derooi
(Van der Straeten & Verheyen, 1978)
  • Myomys derooi Van der Straeten & Verheyen, 1978

Deroo's mouse or Deroo's praomys (Praomys derooi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and urban areas.


  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • Van der Straeten, E. & Decher, J. 2004. Praomys derooi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.